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Reviews & features: Zal Batmanglij

The East

6 Jun 20133 stars

Director Zal Batmanglij returns with moody action drama co-written with Brit Marling

Director Zal Batmanglij follows his so-so cult-based thriller Sound of My Voice with another moody into-the-lion's-den story, co-written once again with star Brit Marling. Marling plays Sarah Moss, a former FBI agent now working for private…

The Bling Ring, Svengali and The Sea among highlights of EIFF 2013 programme

29 May 2013

What Maisie Knew and The East will also screen at the 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival

The program for the Edinburgh International Film Festival was announced this morning, further to the earlier news that Disney Pixar’s Monsters University and award winning writer-director Drake Doremus’ new film, Breathe In, are already…

Sound of My Voice

24 Jul 20124 stars

Brit Marling of Another Earth stars in Zal Batmanglij's time travel B movie with a difference

If time travel proved possible, how might time-travellers appear to us? That’s the intriguing question posed with considerable gravitas in director Zal Batmanglij’s taut little thriller. In ten episodic chapters, complete with miniature cliff-hangers…